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Last updated 5:55PM ET
December 11, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Crites Enters Ohio AG Race
(2008-07-23)
(WOUB) - Republican Mike Crites entered the Ohio
attorney general race today.

He says he may be a newcomer to statewide politics, but he says
he's the most qualified candidate for the job.

Crites is a former federal attorney who prosecuted Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose in a 1990 tax evasion case.

He'll face Democrat Richard Cordray, whose party is trying to retain the
scandal-marred office.

The Ohio Republican Party spent all summer screening candidates after some of the party's top choices decided they didn't want to run.

Cordray was elected state treasurer in 2006 and has greater name recognition.

But Crites says he wouldn't be in the race if he thought that he was just a sacrificial lamb for the GOP.
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